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Douglasville, Georgia – The Douglas County Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house that occurred in the Fairways Subdivision of Douglasville, Georgia on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
Dispatchers with the Douglas County E-911 Emergency Operations Center began receiving calls about 6:30 a.m. for an occupied house on fire in the 6300 blk of Creek Valley Way, Douglasville, Georgia. When firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy flames could be seen coming from the structure. There were no injuries reported. "A total of thirteen people lived in the home," said Rick Martin, fire department spokesman. "The structure was a total loss."
"Occupants of the home said they smelled smoke and heard smoke detectors going off at the time of the fire, said Martin. “We hope this is a reminder to all homeowners to please check their smoke detectors and change their batteries."
There's no word on the cause of the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is preparing internally and working with our partners, including the local governments, healthcare organizations, businesses, first responders, and local school districts to ensure our community is prepared for a potential COVID-19 outbreak.
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Joint Planning and Zoning Board/ Board of Commissioners Hearing
June 2, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Due to the current closure of the Douglas County Courthouse, the meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams. Public comment will be accepted on any of the applications. For more information or to make comments for the public hearing, contact Johannah Womack, Clerk of the Planning and Zoning Board.
Douglas County Planning and Zoning
8700 Hospital Drive
Douglasville GA 30134
Email Johannah Womack
The meeting will be livestreamed through Douglas County DCTV23, and can be accessed via the Douglas County website, Douglas County Facebook Happenings, or your local cable channel.
LIBERTY ROAD BRIDGE CLOSURE
GDOT will be closing the Liberty Road bridge over I-20 beginning June 1st to do improvements to the bridge. The bridge work will be similar to the work GDOT performed at Post Road and several other locations along I-20. GDOT anticipates the bridge will be closed for 45 days.
The detour route will be as follows:
Vehicles on Liberty Road headed north to points north of I-20, will be directed to take I-20 east to Post Road, turn left on Post Road, cross over the bridge there and take I-20 west back to the Liberty Road/Mirror Lake Blvd interchange. They can then exit at the westbound ramp at that interchange and turn right to continue northbound on Mirror Lake Blvd.
Similarly, vehicles traveling southbound on Liberty Road to areas south of I-20 will be directed to take I-20 west to SR 61, take the westbound exit ramp, turn left on SR 61 and cross over the bridge at that location, then take I-20 east back to Liberty Road and exit at the Liberty Road interchange then turn right to proceed southbound on Liberty Road.